Effective Communication in the COVID-19 Era:  A No-Charge Training Webinar

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. |No Charge

Effective Communication is difficult even in the best of times, but it has become increasingly difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar was designed to help us deal with the new reality of masks, face shields, plexiglass barriers, social distancing, remote work and other issues that are making effective communication more difficult, and provide some tips on how to overcome those difficulties.

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Building Self Confidence & Trust: Webinar

It has been said that a true leader has no fear. Self-confidence is a critical trait for every leader to possess in the right balance. Trust is the glue that holds every relationship together. While trust is a simple thing, it is not always easy to accomplish. In this course, participants will learn reliable principles and methods for building trust that every leader can use. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice to gain the ease of genuine self-confidence and use reliable methods for building trust with others.

WebEx invitation/instructions and electronic participants’ guides will be sent the day prior to the event.

 

Instructor:  Joe McMurry

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IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training Webinar

Thursday, June 4 & 11, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $597.00

In this three-day webinar, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to audit your quality system to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.

Course topics: updates to IATF 16949 standard, IATF 16949:2016 requirements, quality core tools, customer-specific requirements, auditing principles, and techniques for conducting effective audits. You’ll also get hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting QMS audits.

Attendees need to furnish a copy of IATF standard.  You will receive a WebEx invitation and electronic copy of the course material prior to June 4.

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Team Building in Manufacturing Webinar

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Ethical leaders are concerned for the greater good, are honest and straightforward, strive for fairness, show respect for the individual, and take responsibility for their decisions. They also serve as role models in their organization. Evidence also suggests that over time, “ethical” organizations outperform those that do not operate ethically.

In this workshop, you’ll learn why ethics are important in organizations and how ethical leaders behave on a daily basis. You’ll also evaluate real-world workplace situations from an ethical standpoint.

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance Webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Effective Employee Onboarding

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $99.00

New employee onboarding is a continuous, comprehensive, and organized process of integrating new employees physically, emotionally, and professionally into the new workplace. However, new employees are typically asked to fill out forms, complete some “read and sign” training, meet a few people, and then asked to get to work. Unfortunately, studies have shown that most new employee orientation programs and inadequate and contribute to turnover, quality and safety issues, and poor workplace morale.

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Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

*New Class*

Daniel Goleman contends, “IQ determines the careers and professions people enter, but EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) determines how far they get in that career or profession.” Emotional intelligence is the ability to comprehend value and manage the emotions of one’s self and others. It is an essential skill for leaders and for a project team environment. Leaders need self-awareness, self-discipline, motivation, social competence, and empathy, but our society isn’t developing people with these competences. This workshop explores the importance of using emotional intelligence for creating a stronger leadership model.

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Leadership Skills for Success Cohort #13

Begins July 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

A 9- Day leadership training series for Team Leads/Supervisors.

New supervisors and team leads need new tools and skills to successfully lead within your organization. In this 6-month, intensive course, participants will learn and practice key skills every supervisor/team lead needs. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace. The course facilitator will provide a forum for discussion of impact and results. Each participant will also select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructor and sponsors, AND, depending on the project, the course may pay for itself!

Class Dates:  July 28, August 18, September 8, September 29, October 20, November 10, December 1, December 22, and January 12 (2021).

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Value Stream Mapping

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

In this course, you will learn how to create a value stream map (VSM) of current-state and future-state processes. Value stream mapping is a lean technique that allows you to document, analyze, and improve the events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. This technique helps the manufacturer understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show links between information and processes, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities. Through creation of a VSM, you will learn how to eliminate the waste in the system and achieve dramatic improvements to your processes.

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Problem Solving using PDCA, A3, & RCA

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

Join us to learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem-solving method . . .  AND problem solving tools: A3, RCA, process mapping,cause & effect diagrams, and others.PLUS hands-on activities, you’ll even practice implementing these newly learned methods and tools in class!

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Begins on September 3, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $2,000.00

Overview:

Purdue MEP’s Six Sigma Green Belts are trained in a subset of Black Belt tools and methodologies. Green Belts assist Black Belts with major projects and can independently lead minor projects. At many companies, Green Belts have a part-time continuous improvement role. Participants will leave the training with a thorough understanding of the DMAIC process, data collection techniques, and the statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

Our Six Sigma Green Belt program consists of a six-day curriculum. The curriculum is currently provided electronically via a Purdue MEP-issued USB drive.  Pre-printed materials can be purchased for an additional fee during the registration process.

Participants who complete all six days of training and pass the Green Belt Certificate test will receive a Purdue MEP Six Sigma Green Belt Training certificate.

Participants who also submit evidence of meaningful contributions to a completed Six Sigma project within 120 days of the completion of formal training will receive a Purdue MEP Green Belt certification.

Class Dates:  September 3, 10, 17, & 24; October 1 & 8, 2020.

Green Belt Body of Knowledge 

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Team Building in Manufacturing

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session provides practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once you understand basic team dynamics, you’ll be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and you’ll have sound methods to help them improve. You’ll also have the opportunity to select key skills that you can practice to improve the team performance.

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Principles of Lean

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

In this workshop, you will learn how to transition from a traditional manufacturing approach to that of a lean manufacturing environment. Waste is eliminated, productivity increased, and you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Topics discussed include the principles of lean manufacturing and how to apply them, standardized work, visual signals, batch-size reduction, pull systems and more. Experience firsthand how lean improves quality, reduces cycle time, improves delivery performance, reduces WIP and enables the “company” to show a profit.

A second topic covered at this workshop is lean culture. An organization’s culture involves roles, beliefs, assumptions, and values that influence what gets done and how things get done. Successfully implementing lean manufacturing practices includes developing a culture of engaged employees and continuous improvement. This is no easy task. In this workshop, you’ll learn about organizational culture and how developing a “lean” culture plays a key role in overall improvements. In additional to exploring the benefits of a lean culture, you’ll also learn about the challenges and barriers related to culture and culture change.

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Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)

Begins on September 18, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,500.00

This five-day workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to work with the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) found in a typical manufacturing plant. The course begins with a review of relay logic, and then you’ll learn PLC programming, including general logic, timers, counters, and math functions, followed by human-machine interface (HMI) programming. Each session includes one or more hands-on labs where you will practice implementing what you have learned on a self-contained PLC system.  PLCs used in this workshop are from Automation Direct, but the basic PLC knowledge and  skills you will learn are easily transferable between PLC systems.

Class Dates:  September 18 & 25; October 2, 9, & 23, 2020.

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5-S The Visual Workplace

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience first-hand how a 5S System can reduce waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain – and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized, inefficient production area into an orderly and productive workplace.

The outcome is more than just a clean work area. The workshop shows participants how a 5S System can increase the value-added output per worker, with improvements in productivity, safety, and quality with savings going right to the bottom line.

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Leadership Through  Change

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

As the saying goes, “change is the only constant in life.” This is especially true in today’s competitive business environment, where organizations must constantly adapt and improve to maintain a competitive edge. In this course, you’ll learn about how change affects both our personal and organizational lives and the organizational issues that impact change. We’ll also examine the techniques for driving organizational change and how to make that change meaningful for both the supervisor and the employee. The overall goal:  better equip yourself to successfully navigate the changes you face every day at work.

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Leadership Skills for Success Cohort #14

Begins October 7, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

A 9- Day leadership training series for Team Leads/Supervisors.

New supervisors and team leads need new tools and skills to successfully lead within your organization. In this 6-month, intensive course, participants will learn and practice key skills every supervisor/team lead needs. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace. The course facilitator will provide a forum for discussion of impact and results. Each participant will also select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructor and sponsors, AND, depending on the project, the course may pay for itself!

Class Dates:  October 7 & 28, November 18, December 9,

January 6 & 17, 2021, February 17, March 10 & 31

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Cellular/Flow Manufacturing

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

This hands-on course teaches how to link and balance manufacturing operations to reduce lead times, minimize work-in-progress (WIP) optimize floor space usage and improve productivity. The instructor will lead participants through a proven and reliable methodology for designing and implementing work cells. This training applies to both assembly and machine-based processes.

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Leadership Skills for Success Cohort #15

Begins November 19, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

A 9- Day leadership training series for Team Leads/Supervisors.

New supervisors and team leads need new tools and skills to successfully lead within your organization. In this 6-month, intensive course, participants will learn and practice key skills every supervisor/team lead needs. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace. The course facilitator will provide a forum for discussion of impact and results. Each participant will also select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructor and sponsors, AND, depending on the project, the course may pay for itself!

Class Dates:  November 19, December 10,

January 7 & 28, 2021, February 18, March 11, April 1 & 22, may 13

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